‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Sequel, Deadpool Spin-Off Announced

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CHICAGO – It was pretty clear by the set-up of his character and his limited screen time in the actual movie that Ryan Reynolds was meant for bigger things with his turn as Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. And when the Gavin Hood-directed and Hugh Jackman-starring blockbuster went on to make over $80 million domestically in its first three days, a spin-off was inevitable and the project was confirmed this week.

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is itself a spin-off of the “X-Men Trilogy” - Bryan Singer’s “X-Men” & “X2: X-Men United” and Brett Ratner’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”. And the film is designed for more spin-offs, as it introduces the world to a variety of Marvel Universe characters. A Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movie has been in some stage of rumor or production for years. So a “Deadpool” film seemed nearly inevitable. (He mentioned the project to me personally years ago on the set of “The Amityville Horror” and long before the character’s inclusion in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”).

Ryan Reynolds is Wade Wilson, later to be known as Deadpool, a highly-efficient killing machine whose weapons of choice are katana swords.
Ryan Reynolds is Wade Wilson, later to be known as Deadpool, a highly-efficient killing machine whose weapons of choice are katana swords.
Photo credit: Fox/James Fisher

But a worldwide gross of $158 million and counting after just one weekend demands more than just one sequel/spin-off. According to Variety, a straight-up sequel, likely to star Hugh Jackman, is also already in development.

According to Variety, the production company behind the film “have begun planning the sequel, which they are squarely focusing on the samurai storyline originated in the comic series, and whose Japanese locale was teased after the film’s final credits. A writer has yet to be hired.”

As for Deadpool, E! reports that Mr. Scarlett Johansson himself will again star as Wade Wilson, the man better known as the wise-cracking Deadpool, but there are no other details on the proposed film at this time.

Believe it or not, a Deadpool movie and Wolverine sequel are only half of the X-projects in the development. Fox has long been working on an “X-Men Origins: Magneto” spin-off and “The O.C.” creator Josh Schwartz is reportedly penning “X-Men: First Class,” a reboot with young mutants at the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning. It’s a Marvel world. We only live in it.

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Lindsey's picture

Is the first class supposed

Is the first class supposed to be the new x-men or when the original x-men were in school which would exclude Wolverine…that would be a pity.

Anonymous's picture

Xmen first class

X men first class is suppose to be about the original xmen storm, beast, cyclops, jean grey and really iceman too but they can’t do that being that he’s already played the student role in all 3 films..

Anonymous's picture

how exactly do they make a

how exactly do they make a dead pool movie if he gets his head cut off at the end of wolverine…its not like tehres much time that he even exists as deadpool

Anonymous's picture

well if you sticked around

well if you sticked around after the credits you would see that deadpool didn’t die… depending on which theater you went to.

Anonymous's picture


I think this is awesome deadpool is my favorite charecter and he deserves a movie

Anonymous's picture

X men origins wolverine

To the people who commented on how can there be a deadpool movie,( because he got his head cut off). If you watched after the credits like x2 where they showed the Pheonix in the lake but this is after all the credits they show a scene of deadpool reaching for his head and his eyes open up and the stitches on his mouth ripped open and he goes shhhhhh the end. Which left it open for a deadpool spin off. Like fantastic 4 at the end of rise of the silver surfer they show he’s not dead he’s just floating in space with his board near him if I remember correctly leaving that open for a silver surfer movie which was rumored.

Anonymous's picture

If you read the credits

Ryan Reynolds didn’t even play Deadpool. Read the credits. He was Wade Wilson, yes, but it was Scott Adkins credited as Weapon XI. I realize Reynolds will be Deadpool from now on, but still.

sergal's picture

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson “actress”actually is a clone from original person,who has nothing with acting career.Clone was created illegally using stolen biomaterial.Original Scarlett Galabekian last name is nice, CHRISTIAN young lady.

Anonymous's picture

Xmen 2

Such a wonderful and entertaining movie for all ages. Great actors and actresses.

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